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Moving Data Governance Beyond the IT Department

by Angela Guess Daniel Teachey of IT Business Edge recently discussed what to do when IT owns Data Governance. He writes, “For years, organizations had a curious view of the data. Employees within each line of business asked for high-quality, consistent and trusted information to make decisions and manage business processes. But, when it came…

What You Need to Know About Amazon Redshift

by Angela Guess David Linthicum of InfoWorld reports, “Amazon Web Services recently made its low-cost big data analysis service Redshift available to a limited number of users. You can think of Redshift as a public cloud meeting a big, honking relational database, designed to support a data warehouse. You can also expect to see this cloud service…

Big Data: A Lot More Than Hype

by Angela Guess Kristen Nicole of Silicon Angle recently opined, “Big Data’s become victim of the buzz machine, but there’s a reason for the hype.  Few movements have touched so many parts of our economy, impacting the way we do business, communicate and learn.  And there’s big money being thrown at Big Data technology, especially…

Concurrent Announces Lingual: A New Big Data Tool

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced Lingual, an open source project enabling fast and simple Big Data application development on Apache Hadoop™. Leveraging the power and broad platform support of the Cascading application framework, Lingual lowers the barrier…

Interview: Massive Parallel Processing of Big Data

by Angela Guess Andre Bourque and Sam Kumarsamy of Technorati recently interviewed ParStream CEO Michael Hummel. The article states, “In the world of data there’s long been a limitation in what type of analytics can be generated in real-time. Stream analytics for things like calling on in-memory data are available, but it’s not been possible…

Garantia Launches In-Memory NoSQL Cloud Storage Platform

by Angela Guess Christopher Tozzi of The VAR Guy reports, “In the cloud as well as on personal PCs, disk I/O speeds remain one of the greatest bottlenecks in computing performance–which is unsurprising, since hard-disk technology has changed little in 20 years. But there’s an old trick for bypassing this limitation: In-memory computing, the technology…

Taking a Lean Approach to MDM

by Angela Guess Gary Allemann of Master Data Management has published a new white paper discussing how to adopt a lean approach to Master Data Management. The paper begins, “Data governance is fast becoming a priority on the business agenda, in light of regulations and guidelines such as King III, which outline recommendations for corporate…

Achieving Obama’s Energy Reduction Goal with Big Data

by Angela Guess Tyler Hamilton of The Energy Collective reports, “President Barack Obama set a new goal for America during his State of the Union address this week. He challenged states and municipalities, homeowners and businesses, to do more with less when it comes to energy consumption. ‘Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by…

Beating out the Competition with Master Data

by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar, VP of Product Marketing at Informatica recently wrote an article for Forbes on why retailers need to focus on mastering customer data. He writes, “Retailers today are looking for ways to offset increasing competition, pricing pressure and operating costs. As always, the focus is on the customer. According to the 2012…

MDM, Customer Data, & Cloud Apps

by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Tech Target recently posed the question, “Will cloud computing application become the golden record for customer data?” He states, “It has long been thought that the place to find the most accurate information about customers is in a company’s enterprise resource planning system. But some within the IT industry say…